SPAIN: Time for a Change

Spain took another giant step out from the shadow of Francisco Franco last week—and right into the first political crisis of King Juan Carlos' reign. In a move that surprised even his closest aides, Premier Carlos Arias Navarro, 67, went to Madrid's Royal Palace and submitted his resignation to the King. Juan Carlos, according to the constitution, had ten days to choose a new Premier. Last Saturday, he named Adolfo Suárez González, the secretary general of Spain's only legal party, the National Movement. A close friend of the King, Suárez, 43, has...

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